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Tuesday Oct 8, 2013

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen proud after tense win over Springboks

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen proud after tense win over Springboks

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was pleased with the way his side handled the pressure of Ellis Park, beating the Springboks 38-27 in a classic encounter between the old rivals on Saturday. He said he was proud of what they have achieved.

Revered as one of the best games of rugby seen in recent times, the Springboks and All Blacks went toe to toe before the visitors grabbed the ascendancy midway through the second half.

As a result they claimed their second Rugby Championship title in as many years, and are fully deserving of their number one in the world status. They face the Wallabies next, before an end of year tour that sees them play against Japan, France, England and Ireland.

For now, Hansen was simply enjoying the win over South Africa, who threatened to snatch the title away from them after having lifted a notch themselves this season. “To come here, after all the travel, and have a performance like that you can only be proud,” he said.

“Both teams really played well and you couldn’t have asked for a better game of footy. To be able to come out on top is the icing on the cake.

“When we go back and look at it clearly there were a lot of special moments, and some great tries from both teams and some great play, so it was a pretty special Test,” he added.


  • fantasticbarnsmell
    11:10 AM 11/10/2013

    Doubt it's a Bok supporter, I don't know a single Saffa who would use the word "parity"

  • 7:34 AM 11/10/2013

    Couldn't agree more that's why I stopped commenting. Didn't want to give the idiot any more attention.

  • noparityinintlrugby
    6:31 AM 10/10/2013


  • 6:30 AM 10/10/2013

    Still...BOOOOOOORING! Lol!

  • xonmeerkat
    8:24 PM 09/10/2013

    I feel the same about internationals and I hardly watch any, the results are 90% predictable months before kick-off. I still love watching club championships, though.

  • 7:46 AM 09/10/2013

    Wow. No wonder you're bored. Sounds like you've got it all worked out.... Sounds like some pretty sour grapes too. What we should have is that the teams playing in a competition takes turns in winning. Just to make it fair - kind of like player of the day for 10 year olds. If any team plays too well they should be handicapped or they should change the rules so that they don't "dominate" too much.

  • 7:36 AM 09/10/2013

    Boring. Same old teams year-in and year-out. The same teams have dominated international rugby for far too long. The IRB is corrupt, along with the same rugby unions of international teams that control the IRB.

  • 4:07 AM 09/10/2013

    Good to see they know how to celebrate properly!


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